These were my findings:
- Made time go fast: Maybe since it was a break from my usual routine... I like to mix things up (this applies to most areas of my life).
- Surprisingly smooth: It was not as difficult to run-walk-run as I thought it would be.
- Faster Pace: I found that I could run faster for the 2 minutes that I ran. My walking was at a brisk pace, as well.
- Good workout: Probably due to the faster pace, I felt like I was getting my heart rate up and working my legs.
- Not a knee-fix: After trying this method, my knee did not feel any better than it does after a straight run.
Yesterday's run was accurate due to the fact that I had to keep track of the intervals as I ran. The same run that took 40 minutes last Thursday, took 33.50 minutes yesterday. This translates into a 12:21 min/mile. I ran 2.74 miles.
Will I keep doing this for my runs? I'm giving my knee a rest and I'll try it again on Thursday (assuming my knee feels better). I plan on doing my 12-mile run on Saturday using intervals, also. After that, I'll play it by ear... er, or should I say foot?
By the way, I bought an icepack for my knee today. I love it! It's very cold and wraps around my knee using a neoprene cover with velcro straps. I've used it only once and my knee feels better already. If you're interested, it's the HotCold Therapy Wrap by Pro-Tec Athletics.